• About the Awards

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    Introduction

    Have you heard about Summit Chamber Business Excellence Awards?

    This amazing event is returning to Summit County in January 2017, and will provide a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge outstanding local businesses in 10 different categories.

    Our goal is to bring together businesses that have excelled over the past year and acknowledge their hard work and dedication as the best in Summit County. These businesses and individuals play a significant role in driving the business community and economic growth.

    This will be a night of celebration you do not want to miss.

    Nominations are open until 5 pm December 16, 2016 – Click here for a complete list of nomination forms.

    Categories

    Summit Business Excellence Awards offers the following categories.

    Companies are allowed and encouraged to submit entries in multiple categories in all Summit Business Excellence Awards programs.

    All 1st Place Winners will receive a full year free membership in the Summit Chamber. In an effort to build a sustainable scholarship fund, we are asking that each nomination include a $25 donation that will go directly to graduating Summit High school scholarship recipients.

    Chamber membership is not a requirement for nomination, however, in the case of a tie between two businesses, the Member will receive extra consideration.

    BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

    Businesses from all industries and sizes are eligible – companies may or may not be Chamber Members. For the Business of the Year category, the judges look at overall company achievements and excellence (and include other criteria such as growth, innovations or employee culture). Thus, in the submission, it is helpful to mention the entirety of the company’s success, i.e. demonstrated company growth, product innovations, supportive employee culture, focus on customer service, and overall company excellence.

    Winners in this category will be selected in each of the three company-size subcategories:

    • a. Company of the Year – Small (1-10 employees)
    • b. Company of the Year – Medium (10 - 30 employees)
    • c. Company of the Year – Large (31+ employees)

    START-UP OF THE YEAR

    Businesses from all industries and sizes that began operations in this calendar (2016) are eligible.

    ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMPION

    Companies from all industries and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated social or environmental responsibility programs and contributions required.

    CHAMPION OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS

    Companies from all industries and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated commitment to developing Wellness programs in the workplace.

    CUSTOMER SERVICE CHAMPION

    Businesses from all industries sizes are eligible. Demonstrated customer satisfaction and customer support success rates (e.g. efficient response times and satisfactory resolution of customer concerns) required.

    BEST PLACE TO WORK

    Companies from all industries sizes are eligible. Demonstrated employee satisfaction and employee well-being programs (e.g. flexible work arrangements, mentoring, financial and lifestyle perks) required.

    MARKETING STRATEGY CHAMPION

    Marketing campaigns conducted since January 1, 2016 in all industries regardless of the budget or team size.

    BEN FOGLE AWARD – Individual Award

    Most ardent supporter of the Summit Chamber of Commerce and its mission.